The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Chapter at Lafayette College is a student chapter of the chemical engineering professional organization. The chapter connects the Department of Chemical Engineering and the students in social and academic endeavors and aids in the professional development of chemical engineering students.
ChE Seminar Series: Brownbag Lunch Talks
Brownbags are held over the lunch hour on various topics, including internships, professor research, and grad school. Additionally, the Speaker Series brings industry experts to Lafayette to discuss their work and career path out of college.
Student-Faculty Interaction Events
Multiple two-hour evening gatherings at a local restaurant are held each semester to facilitate faculty-student interaction.
Chemical Engineering Cookoff
Teams of students and professors cook a three course meal, and all students are welcome to taste the dishes and vote for the winning team
Students have the opportunity to tour a large chemical plant on annual trips.
The mentoring program provides the opportunity for first-year and second-year students to interact with with junior and senior mentors for academic and career advice. The program includes the shadowing of upper level ChBE classes.
Students and faculty attend both the regional and national AIChE conferences. Students participate in conference lectures, meetings, and present EXCEL research papers and posters.
Past events have included kickball events, experiments at the Landis Literacy Day, and science demonstrations at local elementary schools.